20 June 2008 Optics & Photonics Focus Takes Off

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ICFO and MIT researchers launch a research review on optics and photonics targeted to scientists and the general public. Optics & Photonics Focus (OPFocus), an independent journal reviewing important recent developments in the fields of optics and photonics, has been launched by a group of ICFO and MIT researchers. The objective of this online publication is to feature cutting-edge research and make it accessible to a wide range of readers, while preserving the accuracy of the information delivered. For this reason, each OPFocus feature is written by a scientist actively working in the field he or she is reporting on. The authors bear in mind the public at large, aiming at providing an interesting review for fellow scientists, as well as a fascinating feature for laymen and journalists.

The first story published features one of the most important recent developments in matter waves: the observation of Anderson localization in ultracold gases. The second story features an important theoretical result in plasmonics: the possibility of tailoring the excitation of a nanostructure by time-reverting the light they emit when excited in a spot.

The editorial team selects stories based on their scientific importance, their appeal to the public in general, and their possible technological outcomes. In order to ensure the scientific quality of its articles, OPFocus only features articles that have been accepted or published by a recognized, peer-reviewed journal. The final decision on the articles to be featured is the sole responsibility of the OPFocus editorial team, but suggestions from readers and from authors in particular are welcome at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OPFocus is a unique occasion for scientists and the public to keep updated on the fascinating developments of a high-impact, quickly developing field by means of high-quality, entertaining, and inspiring features.